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Dr. Bimal K.

Honors and Awards

2013: Bengal Engineering and Science University Doctor of Science Degree (Honoris
Causa) from the President of India in recognition of Outstanding Contribution in
Engineering and Dedicated Service to The Nation

2006: Bengal Engineering and Science University Distinguished Alumnus Award for
Outstanding Contribution to the Profession and the Alma Mater

2005: IEEE* Power Electronics Society William W. Newell Award for Outstanding
Achievements in the Interdisciplinary Field of Power Electronics

2003: Guest Professor of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

2000: IEEE* Millennium Medal for Outstanding Contributions in Power Electronics

1998: Honorary Professor (and Honorary Director of Elec. Engg. Inst.) of Xian Mining
Institute, China

1997: IEEE* Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education for

Exemplary and Sustained Contributions to Continuing Education

1996: IEEE* Lamme Gold Medal (1996) for Contributions to the advancement of
Power Electronics and Electrical Machine Drives

1996: IEEE* Life Fellow (1996) (Fellow in 1989) for Contributions in Power
Electronics and Drives Technology

1996: Honorary Professor of China University of Mining and Technology, China (1996)

1994: IEEE* Industrial Electronics Society Dr. Eugene Mittelmann Award in

Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Research and Development in the Field of
Power Electronics and Life Time Achievement in the Area of Motor Drives

1994: IEEE* Region 3 Outstanding Engineer Award for Outstanding Achievements in

Power Electronics and Drives Technology

1993: IEEE* Industry Applications Society Outstanding Achievement Award for

Outstanding Contributions in the Applications of Electricity to Industry

1991: Honorary Professor of Shanghai University, China

1986: GE Silver Patent Medal

1985: GE Publications Award

1970: Calcutta University Mouat Gold Medal and Premchand Roychand Scholar for
Research Contribution in Magnetic Amplifiers and Industrial Electronics"

Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE*- Industry Applications Society

Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE* - Industrial Electronics Society

Four - Prize paper awards

Short Description
Dr. Bose held the Condra Chair of Excellence (Endowed Chair Professor) in Power
Electronics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, since 1987, where he was responsible for
teaching and the research program in power electronics and motor drives. Concurrently, he was
the Distinguished Scientist (1989-2000) and the Chief Scientist (1987-1989) of EPRI-Power
Electronics Applications Center, Knoxville, TN. Prior to this, he was a Research Engineer in the
General Electric Corporate Research and Development (now GE Global Research Center),
Schenectady, NY, for 11 years (1976-1987), an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering,
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY for five years (1971-1976), and a faculty member at
Bengal Engineering and Science University (BESU)(formerly Bengal Engineering College),
India for 11 years (1960-1971). He is specialized in power electronics and motor drives area, and
has given extensive contributions in power converters, PWM techniques, electric/hybrid vehicle
drives, microprocessor/DSP control, system simulation, renewable energy systems, and
application of artificial intelligence techniques (expert system, fuzzy logic and neural network)
in power electronics and drives systems. He served as a visiting professor in Federal University
of Mato Grosso Sul (1989), Brazil; Aalborg University (1997), Denmark; Padova University
(2003), Italy; Sevilla University (2008), Spain; and European Ph.D. School (2010), Italy. He has
been power electronics consultant in a large number of industries. Dr. Bose has authored and co-

authored more than 250 papers and holds 21 U.S. patents. He has authored/edited seven books in
power electronics: Power Electronics and Motor Drives Advances and Trends
(Elsevier/Academic Press, 2006),Modern Power Electronics and AC Drives (Prentice-Hall,
2001), Power Electronics and AC Drives(Prentice-Hall, 1986), Power Electronics and Variable
Frequency Drives (Wiley/IEEE Press, 1997),Modern Power Electronics (IEEE Press, 1992),
Microcomputer Control of Power Electronics and Drives(IEEE Press, 1987), and Adjustable
Speed AC Drive Systems (IEEE Press, 1981). The books have been translated in several foreign
languages. Dr. Bimal K. Bose: A Reference for Generations - globally promoted power
electronics, not only by his research publications and books, but also through his endless tutorial
presentations, invited seminars, IEEE Distinguished Lectures and keynote addresses throughout
the world comments IEEE IES Magazine Editor (June 2009). The IEEE IE Society Magazine
(June 2009) honored him by publishing a Special Issue Honoring Dr. Bimal Bose and
Celebrating His Contributions in Power Electronics with his photo on front cover.
Dr. Bose has served the IEEE in various capacities, including Member of the IEEE
Awards Board, Member of the IEEE Medal in Power Engineering Committee, Chairman of the
IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Power Electronics Council, Associate Editor of the
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE IECON Power Electronics Chairman,
Chairman of the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Industrial Power Converter
Committee, IAS Member of the Neural Network Council, Vice-Chair of the IEEE Medals
Council, Vice-Chair of the IAS Distinguished Lecture Program, Member of IEEE-USA Energy
Policy Committee, Member of the IEEE Fellow Committee, Member of IEEE Lamme Medal
Committee, Member of the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the IEEE, and Member of
IEEE Spectrum Advisory Board. He was the Guest Editor of the Proceedings of the IEEE
(Special Issue of Power Electronics and Motion Control, August 1994), and Special Section
Editor of IEEE Transactions of Industrial Electronics (Neural Network Applications in Power
Electronics and Motor Drives, February 2006). Dr. Bose has B.E. degree in 1956 from BESU,
India, M.S. degree in 1960 from University of Wisconsin, Madison,, and D. Phil degree in 1966
from Calcutta University.
Among his many philanthropic activities, he donated the IETE (Institute of Electronics
and Tele-Communications Engineers, India) Power Electronics Award, BESU Distinguished
Lecture Award, and 32 scholarships with library, seminar hall and open stage for his village
school. He also contributed for EE Dept. of UTK and village development programs in India.
Selected Publications

2013: Global Energy scenario and impact of power electronics in 21st century, IEEE
Trans. on Ind. Electronics, vol. 60, July.

2009: The Past, Present and Future of Power Electronics, IEEE Industrial Electronics
Magazine, vol.3, pp. 7-11, June.

2009: Power Electronics and Motor Drives Recent Progress and Perspective, IEEE
Trans. on Ind. Electronics, vol. 56, pp. 581-588. Feb.

2007: Neural network applications in power electronics and motor drives, IEEE Trans.
on Ind. Electronics, vol. 54, pp. 14-33. Feb.

2004: A neural network based space vector PWM of a five-level voltage-fed inverter,
IEEE IAS Annu. Meet. Conf. Rec. (with N. Filho, J. Pinto and L. da Silva)

2004: Neural network based waveform processing and delayless filtering in power
electronics and ac drives, IEEE Trans. on Ind. Electronics, vol. 51, pp. 981-991. Oct.,
(with J. Zhao)

2002: A neural network based space vector PWM controller for a three-level voltage-fed
inverter induction motor drive, IEEE Trans. on Ind. Appl., vol. 38, pp.660-669,
May/June, (with S. Mondal and J. Pinto)

2000. Energy, environment and advances in power electronics, IEEE Trans. on Power
Electronics, vol. 15, pp.688-701, July.

1998: A soft-switched high frequency non-resonant link integral pulse modulated dc-ac
converter for ac motor drive, IEEE IECON Conf. Rec., pp. 716-732. (with L. Hui and B.

1997: Fuzzy logic based intelligent control of a variable speed cage machine wind
generation system, IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, vol. 12, pp. 87-95.Jan., (with M.
Simoes etc.)

1995: Expert system aided automated design, simulation and controller tuning of ac
drive system, IEEE IECON Conf. Rec., pp.712-718. (with S. Chhaya)

1995: Neural network based estimation of feedback signals for a vector controlled
induction motor drive, IEEE Trans. on Ind. Appl., vol.31, pp.620-609, May/June, (with
M. Simoes)

1995: Fuzzy logic based efficiency optimization control of an indirect vector controlled
induction motor drive, IEEE Trans. on Ind. Electronics, vol. 42, pp. 192-198, April,
(with G. Sousa and J. Cleland)

1994: A fuzzy set theory based control of a phase controlled converter dc machine
drive, IEEE Trans. on Ind. Appl., vol. 30, pp. 34-44, Jan./Feb. (with G. Sousa)

1994: Investigation of fault modes of voltage-fed inverter system for induction motor
drive, IEEE Trans. on Ind. Appl. , vol.30, pp. 1028-1038, July/Aug.,(with D. Kastha)

1994: Expert system, fuzzy logic, and neural network applications in power electronics
and motion control, Proc. IEEE, vol.82, pp. 1303-1323, Aug.

1990. An adaptive hysteresis band current control technique of a voltage-fed PWM

inverter for machine drive system, IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron., vol.37, pp. 402-408, Oct.

1988. A high- performance inverter-fed drive system of an interior permanent magnet

synchronous machine, vol.24, pp. 987-999, Nov./Dec.

1985: A microcomputer based control of residential photovoltaic power conditioning

system, IEEE Trans. on Ind. Appl., vol. 21, pp. 1182-1191, (with R. Steigerwald and P.

1977. High frequency link power conversion, IEEE Trans. Ind. Appl., vol.13, pp.387393, Sept./Oct. (with P. Espelage)

1976. A frequency step up cycloconverter using power transistors in inverse series

mode, Intl. Jour. of Electronics, vol.41, pp. 573-587, (with V. Jones)

Keynote Presentations

Energy, Environment and Importance of Power Electronics, 16th WSEAS International

Conference, Kos Island, Greece, July 14-17, 2012.

Energy Scenario and Impact of Power Electronics in 21ST. Century, Workshop on

Power Electronics in Industrial Applications and Renewable Energy (PEIA2011), Doha,
Qatar, November 3-4, 2011.

Energy, Global Warming and Power Electronics, National Power Electronics

Conference, Roorkee, India, June 10-13, 2010.

Global Warming How Power Electronics Can Help in Solving the Problem? IEEE
Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, 2009 (ICIEA 2009), Xian, China,
May 25-27, 2009.

Energy, Global Warming and Power Electronics, Australian Universities Power

Engineering (AAUP) Conference 2009, Adelaide, September 28, 2009.

Energy, Environment, and the Advancing Frontier of Power Electronics The 2nd
IASTED Africa Conference on Power and Energy Systems (AfricaPES2008), Gaborone,
Botswana, September 2008.

Power Electronics Its Impact on Energy and Environment, 7th WSEAS International
Conference, Venice, Italy, November 21-23, 2007.

Energy, Environment and Importance of Power Electronics, IEEE POWERENG Conf.,

Lisbon, Portugal, April 2007.

Intelligent control and Estimation in Power Electronics and Drives, Intl. Power
Electronics Congress (CIEP 2006), Cholula, Mexico, October 2006.

Global Energy Scenario and Perspectives in Power Electronics, Intl. Power

Electronics Conference, Busan, Korea, October 2004.

Advances in Power Electronics and Drives Their Impact on Energy and Environment,
IEEE- Intl. Conf. on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), Perth,
Australia, Dec.1998.

Energy, Environment and Progress in Power Electronics, Japan IEE/IAS Conference,

Nagaoka, Japan, August 7, 1997.

Recent Technology Advances in Power Electronics and Variable Frequency Drives,

IEEE International Power Electronics Congress, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, August 20,

Trends in Power Electronics and Drives Conf. on Industrial Drives, Rockhampton,

Australia, Sept. 18, 1991.

Power Electronics An Emerging Technology, Intl. Workshop on Role of Univ. In

Power Electronics Education and Research (EPRI), Baltimore, July 7, 1989.

Power Electronics and Drives Recent R & D Trends, First Chinese Academic Conf.
on Variable Speed Drives, Beidaihe, China, Aug. 13, 1989.

Power Electronics Present and Future, Tokyo, Japan IEE/PCIM, Dec. 8, 1989.

Trends in Power Electronics and Drives, Diamond Jubilee of App. Physics Dept,
Calcutta University, Calcutta, Jan.2, 1986.

Technology Trends in Microcomputer Control of Small Machines, Intl. Conf. on

Microcomputer Control of Small Machines (IEEE IE Society), Venice. Italy, July 14,

Trends in Motion Control Technology, Applied Motion Control Conf., Minneapolis,

June 13, 1985.

Contact Info
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